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Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill Politics

Democrats Cave On Deeply Flawed Spending Bill

By Eileen McNamara

The 1,603-page spending bill, crafted behind closed doors and passed on December 11, 2014, will reverse what little progress Democrats have made regulating avaricious bankers and reining in billionaire political contributors.

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The Truth About Conspiracy Theories Security

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories

By Garry Emmons

Perhaps a price we pay for the vigilance democracy requires is to tolerate the cuckoo theories to make room for those that merit further investigation.

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Saving Gamblers From Themselves Economy

Saving Gamblers From Themselves

By Renée Loth

If the state really wants to discourage its residents from gambling away their paychecks and attract high-rolling outsiders instead, it might take a lesson from Singapore.

A Call For A National Strategy On Veterans Military

A Call For A National Strategy On Veterans

By Linda J. Bilmes

Rather than simply hoping things work out and then throwing money at problems after they surface, we need to think through in detail how to support all of America’s veterans.

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A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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